Grapes

Postharvest vineyard management: Preparing vines for winter

Preparing vines for winter begins between harvesting and the first frost. Helping grapes survive the cold period will help timely feeding, treating pests and diseases and it is the best time for vineyard floor management.... more »

Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum takes shape from Cornell and Penn State

Cornell and Penn State Extension are teaming up to create the Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum – a monthly webinar series that will run weekly from November through January 2021, and bi-weekly from February through... more »

Sonoma County Winegrowers ‘look to reset’ after 2020 challenges

An annual survey of Sonoma County, California winegrape growers highlights challenges over a difficult season. Though the 2020 growing season enjoyed near-perfect growing conditions, a mid-August lightning storm during a global pandemic resulted in a... more »

LeafMon-S is a next generation crop water stress monitoring tool

Cermetek Microelectronics Inc.  has received an award from the USDA-NIFA for the commercialization of its LeafMon-S system. Field testing over the past four years of the prototype LeafMon system has proven it to be especially... more »

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta now registered for use in California

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta, a broad-spectrum disease control tool containing two highly efficacious active ingredients, recently was approved for use in California. According to a news release, Aprovia Top delivers a potent combination to help... more »

New Mexico State University Extension offers grape vineyard workshop online

This year’s grape crop has been harvested, but the work is not over. Now is the time to reassess and prepare the vineyard for winter. New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba... more »

Helm Agro US launches new Gamma herbicide for grapes

Helm Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announced Oct. 19 that Gamma herbicide has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. According to a news release, Gamma... more »

Northern Michigan winemakers excited about 2020 harvest

For more than a decade, Laurentide Winery’s team has been tending its vineyards high on the rocky slopes of French Road, their rows of varietal grapes tucked neatly between the long ribbon of Lake Leelanau and... more »

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FGN February 2021

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